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Abstract Artwork by James Millichamp at Ironbridge Fine Arts Exhibition, 2023

Reverie in Shropshire: James Millichamp’s Abstract Vision

James Millicamp’s Exhibition at Ironbridge Fine Arts

We take great pleasure in showcasing the talented artist James Millichamp as a prominent figure in our Winter Exhibition for 2023. Millichamp, a dedicated artist and educator, is deeply rooted in Shropshire and the West Midlands. He pursued his artistic journey at The School of Art, University of Wolverhampton, and The Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, City of Birmingham University. Presently, he serves as the Head of Creative Technologies at Shrewsbury High School.

James draws his creative inspiration from his immediate environment, and this influence resonates strongly in his exhibition pieces, which offer a unique perspective on the Shropshire landscape.

In his artistic expression, he approaches color and form from an abstract angle, drawing inspiration from luminaries like Per Adolfsen, Edward Kemshell, and Sigmar Polke. Linear elements are presented with a minimal yet illustrative quality, inviting viewers to engage with and interpret the scenes. His work delves into the profoundly personal and spiritual connection between an individual and their environment, especially in our ever-evolving contemporary culture, where one often finds themselves as a silent observer amidst the bustling crowds, detached from the chaotic clamor of the human condition. It prompts us to consider: “Are we not all alone amidst the baying crowds?”

Ironbridge Fine Arts Winter Exhibition Featuring James Millichamp - Abstract Art Showcase 2023
Ironbridge Fine Arts Winter Exhibition Featuring James Millichamp - Abstract Art Showcase 2023
Ironbridge Fine Arts Winter Exhibition Featuring James Millichamp - Abstract Art Showcase 2023
Ironbridge Fine Arts Winter Exhibition Featuring James Millichamp - Abstract Art Showcase 2023

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Ironbridge Fine Arts Featuring Rosie Lavis

Unveiling the Ocean’s Magic: Rosie Lavis’ Printmaking Exhibition at Ironbridge Fine Arts

Rosie Lavis’ Printmaking Exhibition at Ironbridge Fine Arts

Art has an incredible power to transport us to different worlds, stirring our emotions and sparking our imagination. Rosie Lavis, a talented lino print artist hailing from Bristol, UK, possesses a unique gift for weaving the enchanting beauty of the ocean and the natural world into her artwork. Now, her mesmerizing creations are set to grace the walls of Ironbridge Fine Arts, inviting us all to embark on a journey into her artistic wonderland.

Dave Gunning at Ironbridge Fine Arts

Dave Gunning Winter 2023 Exhibition

Ironbridge Fine Arts Featuring Sam Davies

Winter 2023 Exhibition Featuring Sam Davis

Discover the World Through Sam’s Lens

Meet Sam, a photographer whose journey began at the intersection of passion and adventure. For him, photography is more than just a craft; it’s a gateway to the extraordinary. Join us in an extraordinary exhibition that showcases Sam’s deep connection with the outdoors, capturing the essence of his adventures, and revealing the world as you’ve never seen it before.

Sam’s lens has woven stories that transcend time and place. Immerse yourself in a visual narrative that goes beyond the click of a camera – it’s about capturing nature and the environment.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the world through Sam’s eyes.

Sam talks about his work and the exhibition…

“I grew up in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park near Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Surrounded by natural outdoor beauty I have always been a very outdoors person. I love traveling and seeing different landscapes and cultures around the work. While most of my career has been purely scientific, I use photography as a creative outlet.”

“After university in Leeds, I embarked on a round the world trip which included south east Asia, Australia, New Zealand, USA and a year in Canada. Since then I have had a long stint in Bath, UK, followed by another trip with my wife around south east asia and settling in New Zealand for nearly 3 years. We now live in Four Crosses, Powys, near the border with Shropshire.” 

“My photographic style varies hugely, from black and white studio portraits to outdoor extreme sports. My real passion is being outdoors and spotting rare wildlife when there is no one else around. At the same time, I love interacting with people and learning about their ideas, projects, and transform these into a finished piece using visual storytelling. When photographing landscapes, I use a variety of techniques to try and represent not only the view, but the feeling of standing in that space. “

“The Wonderful Wales Collection is a culmination of several years of landscape photography across Wales. The collection aims to show the beauty of the Welsh landscape in its various forms, while giving the viewer the sense and feeling of being in the landscape as the photographer was. The collection is occasionally updated with new images which suit the ensemble. ” 

Stay tuned for an exhibition that transcends photography; it’s a journey into the heart of adventure. See the world anew through Sam’s photography.

Fine Art Exhibition at Ironbridge Fine Arts Featuring Mark Lord

Winter 2023 Exhibition Featuring Mark Lord

Framing Examples at Ironbridge Fine Arts and Framing

Visiting Ironbridge Fine Arts

Ironbridge Fine Arts is a gallery located in Ironbridge, Shropshire, UK, showcases a wide range of contemporary art from both local and international artists.

Here are some reasons why you might want to visit Ironbridge Fine Arts:

  1. Variety of artwork: Ironbridge Fine Arts offers a diverse collection of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, prints, and ceramics. You can browse a range of styles and mediums to find the perfect piece for your taste and budget.
  2. Unique finds: The gallery showcases many emerging and established artists that you might not find elsewhere. It’s a great place to discover new and unique artwork that will stand out in your collection.
  3. Expert guidance: The staff at Ironbridge Fine Arts are knowledgeable about art and can offer guidance on choosing the right piece for your home or office. They can also provide information about the artists and their work, which can add to your appreciation of the art you purchase.
  4. Exhibitions and Events: Ironbridge Fine Arts holds regular exhibitions, showcasing the work of individual artists or themed collections. Attending these events can be a great opportunity to meet the artists, learn more about their work, and purchase pieces from the exhibition. Find out more about the current exhibition and featured Artists
  5. Location: Ironbridge is a beautiful and historic town, known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The gallery is situated in a lovely spot overlooking the River Severn and is surrounded by charming shops, restaurants, and cafes. A visit to Ironbridge Fine Arts can be a lovely day out in a picturesque setting.

 

Ironbridge Fine Arts View from Other side of the River Severn

Ironbridge is a fascinating place to visit; known for its important role in the Industrial Revolution and for being the birthplace of the modern iron industry. Here are some things to do in Ironbridge:

  1. Visit the Iron Bridge: This is the town’s main attraction and is the world’s first iron bridge, built in 1779. It spans the River Severn and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  2. Explore the Ironbridge Gorge Museums: This series of museums tells the story of the Industrial Revolution and the impact it had on the local area. The museums include Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum, and the Museum of Iron.
  3. Walk or cycle the Ironbridge Gorge: The Ironbridge Gorge is a beautiful area with plenty of walking and cycling trails to explore. You can enjoy stunning views of the river, forests, and historic sites along the way.
  4. Visit the Merrythought Teddy Bear Factory: This family-run factory has been making teddy bears since 1930 and offers tours and a factory shop.

5. Take a steam train ride: The Severn Valley Railway offers steam train rides from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster,  passing through the beautiful countryside and stopping at various stations along the way.

6. Enjoy local food and drink: Ironbridge has a range of restaurants, cafes, and pubs serving traditional Shropshire cuisine, including pies, sausages, and cheeses. 

Overall, Ironbridge is a great place to visit for history and nature lovers, as well as for those interested in traditional British food and drink.

Spring 2024 Fine Art Exhibition featuring Karen Ulph

Spring 2024 – Fine Art Exhibition Featuring Karen Ulph

Ironbridge Fine Arts Spring 2023 Exhibition

Spring Exhibition

From March 1st to May 26th, we’ll be showcasing an incredible selection of artwork including printmaking, paintings, drawings, pottery, jewellery, fused glassware, and photography.

We’re thrilled to feature the works of some of the most talented artists in the industry such as Jenny Gunning, Dave Gunning, Liz Gunning, Su France, Karen O’Neill, Greg Anston Race, Gillian Stoakes, Helen Arthur, Liz Simmons, Eric Gaskell, Diana Wayne, Paul Gooderham, Janet Jordan, Jo Mollart Highfield, and Tim Wayne.

We can’t wait to share this experience with you, so make sure you don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of fine arts. Come and join us at Ironbridge Fine Arts and get ready to be inspired!

We look forward to seeing you

Ironbridge Fine Arts
Merrythought Village, Dale End, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7NJ
01952 434033
www.ironbridgefinearts.co.uk